building code

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set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings

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Pulling from the regulations, he points out that many members of AWWA are design professionals practicing in areas where the BOCA National Building Code is the model for the state.
The BOCA National Building Code is more prevalent in the Midwest but is now being used in New Jersey and Connecticut.
All three major model building codes used in the United States (the BOCA National Building Code, Standard Building Code and Uniform Building Code) allow for increases in the basic allowable floor area and building height when facilities are provided with automatic sprinkler protection.
However, most local jurisdictions in Illinois have adopted the BOCA National Building Code, a model building code.
* "BOCA National Building Code," developed by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), Country Club Hills, IL, is generally used in Midwest and eastern United States.